Link text style -- bug or feature ?
gandalf at doctorTimothyMiller.com
Thu Nov 2 14:41:51 EST 2006
This arises from a question I asked on the forum, then solved on my own,
by trial and error.
If I set the textstyle of a field to "link," by script or manually, text
entered into that field looks like a link. It's blue and underlined.
However, it doesn't act like a link. When clicked it sends a mouseUp,
not a linkClicked. If I select the text, the "text" menu has a
checkmark by "Plain," not by "Link"
Maybe it's a bug.
If not, I don't understand the point of being able to set the textstyle
of a field to "link" and make the text look misleadingly like a link, if
it's not a link.
The field inspector is ambiguous in this regard. The button that sets
the style to "link" is marked with a "G" presumably for group. The tool
tip says "Link text" That's ambiguous, too. Does it mean "set the style
of text in this field to 'link'"? or does it mean "Link the text in this
Maybe linking in this way affects the mousechunk function, and is
intended for use with a mouseUp, not with a linkClicked. I haven't
investigated that possibility yet.
The user dictionary doesn't really settle the matter either. As things
stand, it seems that "link" is a textStyle in one context -- if you
select text and set the style of the text to link, but not in another --
if you set the textstyle of the field to "link"
I alread BZ'd this. I probably should'a asked here first.
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